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Please help from N J!!!!!!
Mar 27, 2005

hi there,doctor, i was stuck with a needle on april/04 and so far i did eleven hiv tests, the last one being on march 1st and core-hepatitis test after 2 months of exposure. righ now i'm on meds for TB. vitamin b6 and INH 300mg. do i need another test for hep. a,b and c?

thanks for your time and dedication....

Response from Dr. McGovern

It sounds like you have had extensive testing.

Hepatitis A is transmitted by contaminated food and water so it is not an issue.

You had testing for hepatitis B and C after 2 months of exposure so that is reassuring. To be complete, an antibody test after 6 months would be reasonable, although if you are having any recent liver function blood testing, and your tests are normal, I would not obtain any HCV or HBV testing since normal liver function tests would be extremly reassuring.

Dr. McGovern

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